MCKAY: Helen Elizabeth (Thiel) (Brown)

Helen Elizabeth McKay passed away on September 27, 2018 at the age of 99. Helen was the daughter of the late Robert “Morris” and Emma Brown of Teeswater. Beloved wife of the late Hugh McKay. Loving and proud mother of the late Shirley Schuurs (Henry) and Barry Thiel (Karen). Dearest grandmother of Erin Schuurs and Melissa, Kaitlyn, Brandon and the late Samuel Thiel. Dearest great-grandma of Emma and Jacob Martinez. Helen admired Hugh’s girls, Bev and Karen and their children.  Dear sister of the late Bert Brown (Helen). Helen was close to and held in high regard the Thiels and their extended families that were part of her first husband’s family (Lewis). Helen worked at the Hensall District Co-op as an accountant for many years. She cherished her time there and absolutely loved her job. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Hensall and was also the treasurer. Helen was a natural caregiver and helped many relatives and friends throughout her time on earth.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street North, Zurich on Tuesday evening from 5:30- 7:30 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 3 at 1 PM.  A luncheon and celebration of Helen’s precious life will be held directly after the service. A private family interment will be at the Culross & Teeswater Cemetery.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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